The KNMA Publication - The Self in Making - Amrita Sher-Gil (2014)by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art Consultant
The Self in Making, Amrita Sher-Gil delineates the way her maturity was tied up with deep self-awareness of her artistic persona as well as her identity as a 'modern woman'. Through the rich selection of images chosen from her trajectory of practice, a glimpse is offered into how this self-realization stimulated her several self-portraits since the age of fourteen.
The publication illustrates the ease with which she slipped into a traditional garb from a modern one, or switched roles which were different from the ones she was used to, giving a clue to the way her personal life influenced her creations. The curatorial note is by Roobina Karode (Director & Chief Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art) and the extensive essay is by Rakhee Balram expound how in her self-portraits, she fused together varied moods and moments with a masterly skill and imbued them with meaning.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art as a non-commercial, not-for-profit organization intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its open for all free exhibitions, publications, educational, and public programs. In keeping with its vision of bringing art to the people, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is initiating a unique competition during the lockdown that seeks to engage housebound children through the learning of new craft techniques through its latest project titled “Mask A Thon”.
The contest puts the ubiquitous protective cover at its very heart. This initiative is also an effort to help encourage children to use their creativity, and not allow the lockdown to diminish student’s engagement with the arts. Thus, the competition challenges schoolchildren to use the mask as a canvas for their creative effort through unique craft techniques. The choice of the mask is significant as it is one of the main tools that are being used to combat the virus. It also serves to highlight the key role played by healthcare workers in managing the pandemic. The winning works will be printed on the masks and showcased for the world to view.
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